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Front view of Intel Core i5 520E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 520E

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 7600

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AMD A8 7600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 720 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 45% higher GPU clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 8.09 pt/W vs 2.48 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,541 vs 1,011 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 5,126 vs 2,486 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 520E vs A8 7600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520E
3,622
A8 7600
6,014

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520E
1,538
A8 7600
2,062

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520E
586.7 MB/s
A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 520E
2,486
A8 7600
5,126

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 520E
1,011
A8 7600
1,541

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 520E  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.48 pt/W 8.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Core i5 520E  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Integrated Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s
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